Gov.uk Consultation on driverless cars
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:39 am
A bit late, but still a few days left to contribute: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-to-help-britain-lead-the-way-in-developing-driverless-technology
A central point for Advanced Driving
sussex2 wrote:I honestly think the government should have more pressing issues just at the moment
akirk wrote:seems a bit behind the times - cars can already self-park (many with driver in the car) new 7 series BMW from the fob... and in the case of the Tesla can do automated driving e.g. on a motorway - yet these are the two primary things they believe are coming in 2-4 years...
the big issue is the car with no ability for a driver to retake control - that is autonomous driving and that is seen as future and not for this consultation...
anyway, have emailed the consultation for all it is worth - asking how they plan to deal with the unexpected (e.g. BMW 7 series self-parking - does it spot the ice cream van on the other side of the road and the school beside it and allow for children running behind?) - how they plan to reduce their over-optimism (they believe apparently that platooned lorries where control is handed to the front driver will all have drivers sitting there alert and waiting to retake control in the event of an issue - really?! I suspect some will be kipping behind the wheel / on the bunk! And how they plan to allow for other drivers who are seldom rational and often unpredictable... Also at what point they accept casualties as a statistical acceptance...